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New WCS Position Combines Development, Corporate Outreach, and Conservation Finance BRONX, NY (Dec. 7, 2009)—The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Bertina Ceccarelli to the position of Executive Vice President for Global Resources. Her assignment begins January 4, 2010.Ceccarelli will lead development, corporate outreach, and conservation finance efforts for WCS, including its global programs in more than 65 countries; and its five living institut...
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Report Highlights Impacts of Deforestation & Climate Change NEW YORK (December 7, 2009) —The Wildlife Conservation Society today released a list of animals facing new impacts by climate change, some in strange and unexpected ways. In a new report titled “Species Feeling the Heat: Connecting Deforestation and Climate Change,” the Wildlife Conservation Society profiles more than a dozen animal species and groups that are facing threats...
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WCS’s New York Aquarium Partners with New York Cares and Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz for Annual Coat Drive Coat Donors to Receive Free Ticket for Next Visit to WCS’s New York Aquarium NEW YORK, NY – (December 3, 2009) – While the sea lions, penguins and other animals at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium naturally adapt to the cold weather, there are some New Yo...
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Flushing, N.Y. – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo is pleased to announce the arrival of several new bobwhite quails, a type of bird related to turkeys and pheasants, native to North America. These beautiful birds, which are the first of its kind to live at the Queens Zoo, can be found in the zoo’s historic geodesic-domed aviary. Bobwhite quails have a natural woodland-hued plumage that helps keep them hidden from predators. Their bodies are brown with speckles of black, dark brow...
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WCS’s Bronx Zoo Partners with Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. and the Bronx Chamber of Commerce on Holiday Toy Drive WCS’s Bronx Zoo Partners with New York Cares on Annual Coat Drive Toy or Coat Donors to Receive Free Ticket for Next Visit to WCS’s Bronx Zoo BRONX, NY – (November 30, 2009) – While the animals at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo have coats to keep them warm and toys to keep them hap...
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“Where the Wild Things Were How Conservation Efforts Are Failing” International Institutions Charged with the Planet's Care Just Can’t Get It Right The Time Is Ripe for a New Vision: One That Takes Biodiversity And Climate Change Seriously and Explores Their Crucial Connections Will the U.N. Climate Change Summit in Copenhagen Or the International Year of Biodiversity in 2010 Mark this Breakthrough? ...
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Short desc: Fewer prey animals, more poachers, and extreme weather events have caused tiger numbers to plummet in the Russian Far East.
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Dr. Peter Clyne is an Assistant Director in the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Asia Program, specializing in conservation in the southern part of the continent. We talked to him about his interest in conservation and what he considers to be the most important issues in conservation today.
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A year after WCS researchers discovered a motherlode of gorillas in a swampy forest in the Republic of Congo, the population is coming under increasing threat.
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Poaching, reductions in prey, and unusual weather all cited as factorsBetter law enforcement, habitat improvements, and improved protected areas needed to reverse decline NEW YORK (November 24, 2009) -- The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced today a report revealing that the last remaining population of Siberian tigers has likely declined significantly due to the rising tide of poaching and habitat loss. WCS says the report will help inform Russian officials ...
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